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SOURCE Sam’s Club
Community giving, special savings, new jobs part of celebration
LA MARQUE, Texas, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club will open a new club in La Marque on Thursday, March 21, providing members with several expanded features and incredible savings on quality merchandise. Sam's Club has served the Galveston County community since 1991, and opens at the intersection of I-45 and FM1764 on March 21, adjacent to the La Marque Walmart – moving from its Texas City location.
"We look forward to serving our members in a more modern, efficient building," said Club Manager Matt Resnick. "Our Associates have worked hard to prepare the Club for the grand opening week and for the opportunity to serve our current and new members."
The grand opening ceremony will take place at 8 a.m., Thursday, March 21. Local dignitaries, including Mayor Bobby Hocking and Chamber President Jimmy Hayley will be in attendance. The celebration will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Chamber members, joined by 12 Sam's Club associates who have been with the Club for more than 20 years.
The new building is environmentally friendly. As an innovative steward of the communities they serve, Sam's Club utilizes a variety of environmentally-friendly materials and energy-efficient fixtures, including several daylight-harvesting skylights reduce the amount of energy required to light the store by up to 75 percent daily. LED lighting throughout the club, including in the cooler and freezer box doors and jewelry counter, operates 70 percent more efficiently than traditional fluorescent lighting.
Club to Employ 40 New Associates, Special Grand Opening Prices
The newly relocated La Marque Sam's Club brings new jobs with career opportunities to La Marque, Texas City, and surrounding communities, employing approximately 175 associates. The relocation adds 40 new jobs to the area.
"Sam's Club offers great jobs with career potential. We have 12 associates who have been with Sam's Club for more than two decades," Resnick said. "I am humbled by the team work of all our Associates, both those who have grown up here, and those new to the area."
As a part of the Grand Opening, Sam's Club will offer special savings* on a number of outstanding items Thursday, March 21, through Sunday, March 24, including:
Bright Atmosphere and Hearing Center among Added Amenities
The new Sam's Club features a shopper-friendly interior layout and measures approximately 136,000 square feet. That's big enough to fit the La Marque High School football field inside, with enough products to have a celebration for the whole school.
The new club will also debut a Sam's Club Hearing Aid Center, offering premium technology in hearing aid and personal listening devices alongside the care of a certified audiologist. The club will also provide an Optical Center with numerous eye care services.
Other health and wellness benefits include the Sam's Club pharmacy, open to members and the public, featuring $4 and $10 on many generic prescriptions and extraordinary savings on branded prescriptions (see qualifying medications here). Sam's Club will offer free health screenings through Saturday, March 23 as a part of the Grand Opening, and also offers free monthly health screenings to help members take charge of their health through preventative measures.
Name Brands, Expansive Selections Await Members
Busy families can rely on fresh produce, quality meats and home meal solutions from Sam's Club. Local business owners have convenient access to friendly prices on office supplies, vending machine snacks and paper goods to ensure their long term success. Additional benefits for small business owners include early shopping hours, quick shopping through Click 'n' Pull®, truck load savings, and access to quality items most often used by foodservice businesses, restaurant owners and caterers.
Members can also save on name-brand items, including men's and women's Nike running shoes, Nike basketball shorts and mesh shirts, Miss Me jeans, Life is Good t-shirts, Under Armour tech t-shirts, and a number of name-brand fragrances and accessories including Tag Heuer, Vera Bradley, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren.
Sam's Club to Support La Marque, Local Charities
Sam's Club has a longstanding commitment to give back to the communities it serves, and in that giving spirit, Associates at the newly relocated La Marque Sam's Club selected several local organizations to receive a combined total of $10,000 in grants from the Sam's Club Giving Program. Grants being presented during the grand opening ceremony include both La Marque and Texas City Rotary, Dickinson High School Band's Pearl Harbor Education Trip, and Texas City High School Special Needs Program. Additionally, the La Marque Club will recognize Galveston Senior Share by awarding them a grant, Texas City/La Marque Chamber and the La Marque ROTC Program will also receive checks during the opening event on March 21.
Sam's Club membership is an investment that more than pays for itself. Whether buying for a household or a business, a Sam's Club Membership offers exclusive savings on quality merchandise and outstanding member benefits. With access to instant savings and early shopping hours, Plus membership offers even more with our premium service options. Sam's Savings memberships and Sam's Business memberships are $45 annually, and Sam's Plus memberships are $100. Special savings for college students and military families are also available. For more information, visit SamsClub.com/membership.
About Sam's Club
Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's eighth largest retailer and a leading Membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million Members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. To learn more about Savings Made Simple®, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter, Facebook and on mobile and iPad® apps.
*Sam's Club Advertised Merchandise Policy – It is our firm intention to have every advertised item in stock. Occasionally, however, an advertised item may not be available for purchase due to unforeseen difficulties. We reserve the right to limit quantities to normal retail purchases or one-per-Member or household, and to exclude resellers. Items and prices are good only at your La Marque location. We have done our best to ensure all information in this piece is accurate and up-to-date. Errors and omissions occasionally occur and are subject to correction. Pricing and item availability may vary in Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Wisconsin, and on SamsClub.com. Pricing good March 20 through March 24 unless otherwise stated.
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